Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim)

Riki S-T, Rachel A (reporting), Translator: Mike Shalit


We arrived at the checkpoint at about 04.30


There were many (Palestinian) workers there.   Some of them climbed through a slit in the netting above the entrance to the womens’ gate.  Everything went relatively quickly.


At 06.00 we were at the exit side. There was noise and shouting

 inside the checkpoint : it appeared that tradesmen who were supposed to enter from about 06.00 interrupted the workers’ entry, and the quarrel between the loud-mouthed ones among them could be heard outside the building.


By 06.00, there were already only a few tradesmen and workers at the entrance.